Opened at the end of November 2015, Hepburn Hideaway, with its leafy outlook, is a stylish, light filled, spacious and cosy, one-bedroom split-level retreat with a small private deck, located right in the heart of historic Hepburn Springs Village and 3kms from Daylesford in Victoria's Spa Country.
From Hepburn Hideaway it's a short walk to a number of evening eateries, a wine bar and country pub, the Hepburn General Store, interesting shops, galleries and numerous day spas, including Hepburn Bathhouse and Peppers Mineral Spa. For live entertainment there is the Friday Cabaret at The Grande and weekend music at the Blue Bean Love Cafe. There are also a number of easy bush walking trails in and around the Mineral Springs Reserve.
Hepburn Hideaway is designed to suit singles and couples of all ages who desire a well located base where they can enjoy a break and easily explore all the attractions of the Village, Daylesford and surrounds.
A range of ingredients for a Continental or hot breakfast are included for the first morning and, yes, we do gluten free or vegan if requested.
Just 3kms down the road is trendy Daylesford with award winning restaurants, numerous galleries, a cinema, cafes, Botanic Gardens, smart boutiques, second hand book stores and shops crammed with antiques and collectibles.
The retreat, with private entrance, includes a day room with kitchenette, a lounge with LEDTV, radio and DVD player. a Queen size bedroom with walk in robe, a roomy bathroom with large shower and a small undercover deck. There is also a garden 'nook' shaded by oak leaves in the shared garden.
The accommodation also features a library of games, DVDs and books and there is also information on all that the area has to offer that has been compiled by the owners, who have lived in the Village since 1998. Depending on your car, there is a choice of on-site or street parking.
Want to stay in for a meal? The kitchenette allows you to prepare a range of dishes, antipasto or salads with serving china, glassware and cutlery for four. There is even a recipe book provided with dishes that can be prepared using the microwave, electric skillet and toaster.
Want someone else to make your meal? There is a guide to local restaurants and cafes as well as takeaway suppliers of pizzas and delicious Mediterranean, seafood, Thai and Indian dishes.
If golf is your thing then the Hepburn 18 hole golf course is one kilometre away and, if a cricket fan, Cricket Willow is a must and located near the famous Lavandula Lavender farm. Tennis courts, Bowling Clubs, horse riding and fishing spots are also nearby.
There are numerous wineries with Cellar Doors in the region you can visit by car or with Daylesford Winery Tours.
The famous natural Mineral Springs, the iconic Hepburn Bathhouse and historic buildings like the Old Macaroni Factory, Villa Parma and the Pavilion are all just a short walk away. Come at the right time and you will find the Village is the centre for the annual Swiss Italian Festa and hosts events for other festivals such as ChillOut, Artober and Words in Winter.
A few kilometres away visitors can not only explore Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm but visit Lake Daylesford and the Chocolate Mill or go a little further and discover the delightful villages of Trentham, Clunes, Creswick and Glenlyon.
WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR FAMILY HISTORY?
One of the owners is author and family history researcher, Keira Quinn Lockyer. If you are interested in learning how to start your family tree or family story you can arrange a one on one session during your stay. Request details from the owners.
RATES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ALL YEAR RATES - INCLUDES BREAKFAST/BRUNCH PROVISIONS FOR THE FIRST MORNING
Mid-week nightly rates are available on Monday to Thursday nights: $150 per night for up to two people..
Friday and Sunday nights $170.00 per night for up to two people.
Saturday $200 for up to two people.
1. ONE NIGHT WEEKEND SPECIAL
We offer one night availability on Fridays and Saturdays except long weekends, Easter and Melbourne Cup weekend.
ONE NIGHT RATES: FRIDAY $170 AND SATURDAY $200 A NIGHT
2. MID WEEK SPECIAL - Mondays to Thursdays and subject to availability
BOOK THREE OR FOUR NIGHTS AND RECEIVE SOME SPECIAL EXTRAS
3. SEVEN NIGHT STAY just $770.
Breakfast/brunch provisions are provided for all bookings for the first day.
Check in 2pm earier if possible - Check out 11am Later if available.
We ask that the property be left in a similar state as found on arrival.
It is conditional that guests have read, understood and accept to abide by the conditions as set out below:
ADULTS ONLY POLICY.
Hepburn Hideaway is a retreat for adults only. There is only one bed and the maximum number of adult guests over 18 allowed to stay overnight is two. Sorry but Hepburn Hideaway is not suitable for children or mobile toddlers. A non mobile baby in bassinet is fine if bassinet provided and the owner gives written permission.
NO PARTIES, NO FUNCTIONS.
Hepburn Hideaway is a retreat and no parties are to be held on the premises. Television and music can be played until late
PET FREE POLICY.
For safety and health reasons, no pets are allowed within the premises or on the property at any time and, if brought on to the property, guests will be asked to leave and there will be a loss of the full security deposit.
SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT POLICY.
Strictly no smoking inside the premises. Failure to comply with the No Smoking Policy will incur a cleaning fee of $100 being charged.
A breach of any of these rules will result in immediate termination of the booking agreement and no refund will be provided.
DAMAGES, BREAKAGES, THEFT
Guests are responsible for any damage, breakages or theft during their stay. It is understood that the owner reserves the right to use existing payment facilities to compensate for any such damage, breakage or loss, or any excess cleaning or costs incurred as a result of actions by guests or others they invite onto the property.
There is a $150 Security Deposit refundable after inspection following check out.
A full inventory is provided to guests.
LOSS: The owners take no responsibility for the guests' personal property.
REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
A minimum deposit of 50 of the total cost is required to secure a booking and the balance is to be made at least 7 days prior to arrival.
If booking within 7 days of arrival, full payment is required to secure booking..
If cancelled prior to 7 days before arrival, deposits are refundable less a $35 booking fee ONLY if we have secured a replacement booking.
No refunds will be paid, except security deposits, if a booking is cancelled within 7 days of booked arrival date.
YOUR WELFARE IS IMPORTANT.
During the bushfire season, if there is a Code Red Catastrophic Fire Danger day declared, Hepburn Hideaway will be closed and the following options will apply. Guests in-house will be given the option to vacate the property before 5pm the evening before the Code Red Day and a full refund for unused nights provided.
Guests due to arrive on a Code Red Day will be advised that the accommodation will not be available and will have the option of a full refund or alternative dates.
If you are booked and a Total Fire Ban day is declared, the owners will contact you with information and advise you of your options.